News from 2010
07 oktober 2010
Koen's report about the Worlds in Australia
In the Youth categories I rode a lot of World and European
championships but since I've moved into the Elite category 6 yearrs
ago, I've never been selected for the Worlds. I was therefore
really happy to....
17 september 2010
Tour of Britain Stages 5, 6 & 7
14 september 2010
Tour of Britain Stages 3 & 4
12 september 2010
Tour of Britain Stages 1 & 2
08 september 2010
To the Worlds
Nieuwegein, September 8th 2010 - The Dutch team for the Elite
road race has been announced by national coach Leo van Vliet. The
three remaining places will be filled by ....
05 september 2010
GP Jef Scherens
Yesterday I rode the GP Jef Scherens in Leuven, a real circuit
race with repeatedly the same tough lap. The hills in the lap
weren't that particularly difficult but because there were four
hills per ....
25 augustus 2010
Preliminary Selection for the World Championships
On wednesday August 25th national coach Leo van Vliet announced
the preliminary selection for the Dutch World Championships team
that will contest the road race in Melbourne, Australia. Six riders
are already definite of their selection while the remaining three
places are to be decided from nine riders, including Koen. Click
here for the full report.
20 augustus 2010
Eneco Tour Stage 2 & 3
The second stage in the Eneco Tour yesterday was a typical mass
sprint stage. Before the start I thought that we would have a side
wind but that didn't really happen and the stage was controlled
18 augustus 2010
Eneco Tour stage 1
After a fairly good prologue yesterday (I didn't take any risks
in the corners) the first stage of the Eneco Tour took place today.
178km from Steenwijk to Rhenen with an uphill finish on the
15 augustus 2010
After a weeks' rest after the Tour of Denmark, a ProTour classic
was scheduled for today. The Vattenfall Cyclassics in Hamburg has
always been a good race for me. A tough finale with ....
06 augustus 2010
Tour of Denmark stage 3
Today we were to go to the highest point in Denmark (at 170m) as
part of a tough final circuit so it was to be a tough stage. It
took ages before a group got away and ....
05 augustus 2010
Tour of Denmark stage 2
After a great first stage along the Danish coastline, today we
cycled completely inland. Unfortunately the stage began just as
04 augustus 2010
Tour of Denmark stage 1
For the first time in my life I'm in Denmark. Due to the fact
that I'm in my 6th year as a professional it doesn't
happen too often nowadays that ...
28 juli 2010
Koen will also be a part of the Skil-Shimano team in
2011. Read the press report ..
18 juni 2010
Ster Elektrotoer third day
17 juni 2010
First two days of Ster Elektrotoer
15 juni 2010
Video of training Skil-Shimano in Mallorca
Recently a video of a training by the Skil-Shimano team was
published on the internet.
30 mei 2010
Tour of Belgium 4th & 5th stage
Yesterday I was really disappointed about my time trial. I know
that I've got good form and I've trained a lot on my time trial
bike but I made a stupid mistake. I started the time .. Read
28 mei 2010
Tour of Belgium 3rd stage
The longest stage of the Tour of Belgium, 197 completely flat
kilometres from the coast going inland. There was a fair bit of
wind at the start but as this was only really around .... Read
27 mei 2010
Tour of Belgium 2nd stage
After the brutal weather yesterday, today it was a lot nicer out
with sun, blue skies and hardly any wind. Luckily it stayed dry for
... Read more.
26 mei 2010
Tour of Belgium 1st stage
16 mei 2010
Tour de Picardie 3rd stage
The misfortunate of not having the yellow jersey was also a big
motivation to try and get the stage win of the third and final
stage of the Tour de Picardie. Early on in the stage six riders...
15 mei 2010
Tour de Picardie 2nd stage
With Kenny in the yellow jersey, the team set out for the second
stage of the Tour de Picardie. That meant that it was our
responsibility to control the race. We tried... read more.
14 mei 2010
Tour de Picardie
After the Amstel Gold Race, I took a break from competition.
First I took a rest after the first half of the season and after
... read more.
18 april 2010
Amstel Gold Race
I cant say the preparation for the only pro-tour one day race in
The Netherlands has been perfect, it has actually.....read
11 april 2010
My favourite race of the year, the hardest classic of them all:
Paris-Roubaix. I have always loved watching...........read
28 maart 2010
On Sunday March 28 Lars took part in the ProTour Classic
11 maart 2010
Parijs-Nice stage 3 & 4
In the race to the sun it seems to get colder every day.
Yesterday in stage 3 the organisation decided to take ....read
09 maart 2010
Paris-Nice stage 2
After the disappointment of yesterday I really wanted to show my
good legs today so I did something today I have never done.....read
08 maart 2010
Parijs-Nice proloog and stage 1
Paris-Nice has started with an 8km prologue in very cold and
windy weather. Of course an 8km time trial is not a place....read
06 maart 2010
Stage 4 Besseges
Today I made a big mistake. We had the hardest stage of Besseges
today, 2 climbs of 1st categorie and 3 other...................read
28 februari 2010
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne
The official opening of the North - European season was last
weekend in Belgium. I was very excited about these races
13 februari 2010
Stage 4 Tour Med
Not often in my career have I done such a confusing race. I hope
someone can explain me soon what exactly...........read more.
12 februari 2010
Stage 2 & 3 Tour Med
After missing the first group in the 1st stage of Le
Tour Med, but having good legs, I really wanted to get a good
10 februari 2010
Mediterraneen stage 1
Todays stage 1 in the tour de Mediterraneen was already going to
be a very interesting one as the race distance of only.....read
05 februari 2010
stage 2 and 3 Bessèges
In the morning before stage 2 it was really overcast and dark
and we all feared it was going to be a very rainy stage but it
turned..... read more.
03 februari 2010
stage 1 Besseges
For the first stage of the first stagerace of the year we had a
long transfer from the hotel to the start. We're all the
31 januari 2010
The first race of the year was for the first time in my
professional career a cold one. I have always started the season in
19 januari 2010
One of the only times in the year we've got the whole team
together is during the training camp. It's a great way to catch up
after the off-season and to get to know the new riders on the team.
Of course we've had a photo session and.......................
15 januari 2010
Training in the cold
I've been back in The Netherlands for nearly a week now and it's
been a very cold week. When I left Melbourne it was nearly 40
degrees Celsius and as I touched down in The Netherlands it was 8
degrees below zero (at 6am) with snow everywhere. A big temperature
04 januari 2010
It's been a very long time since my last post, especially in
English, but I'm going to try to write a whole lot more this year.
The plan is to make a blog-like page for my website with some good